"Men in uniform, with big hearts ready to serve"
(Photo by A1C Ramil Ranises)
CAMP GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The JTF-NCR Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) celebrates in advance its 2nd Founding Anniversary (July 15) with outreach program in Barangay Tumana, Marikina City.
Brigadier General Manuel S Gonzales AFP, commander of the Joint Task Force National Capital Region or JTF-NCR Command, expressed that the Armed Forces of the Philippines in NCR have been accustomed with in helping the Manileños. These activities are far from the common outlook for the men and women of the uniformed services who are commonly carrying guns and going after the Enemy of the State.
“We are truly grateful to be celebrating our 2nd Founding Anniversary through this Bayanihan Outreach program. The AFP is in full heart to give back the blessings of peacefulness that the Almighty God has been blessing us all throughout as we go hand in hand in touching lives of our fellowmen here, we are 24-hour ready to serve the nation and our people… We are men in uniforms, with big hearts. So come and run to us whenever you need protection”, Gonzales said.Colonel Ferozaldo Paul T Regencia, commander of the Civil-Military Operations Battallion, Civil-Military Operations Group, Philippine Army bared that around 1,000 residents from the said barangay have benefitted from the activity.
The outreach conducted medical (HIV Testing, blood typing, cholesterol screening), dental and EENT checkups with free medicines, haircut, therapeutic massage and giving of sandugo slippers and gardenia bread to the beneficiaries.The command’s outreach program was conducted from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Barangay Tumana, Marikina City.
The program is in partnership with the Passion for Christ Nationwide Ministries, i-learn Center, Gardenia, Sandugo, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical and Dental Teams, Local Government unit of Marikina, Barangay Council of Tumana, and other civilian volunteers.
AW2C Leah Carmi Naga PAF | Kawal Pinoy
Free Medical consultation section
Tooth Extraction Section
Distribution of Free Medicines
An elderly assisted by a humble army soldier as she comes for the free consultation
Giving of free eyeglasses
Children patiently waited for the free dental and haircut service offered by the men in uniform
Residents smiles as free health services from the AFP benefits their barangay
For more details you may visit: www.jointtaskforce-ncr.com